Church Brothers Farms Joins Labor of Love Program
- by Jordan Okumura
SALINAS, CA – As the Salinas Valley moves through the peak of its growing season, Church Brothers Farm has joined the Labor of Love program to show its growers in the area support during this intense period of harvest.
As the most recent addition to the program, two Church Brothers harvesting crews were surprised with random acts of kindness.
As pictured below, Pat Stafford and Angel Guiterrez of Church Brothers Farms showed special thanks to Clemente Reyes for being “one of the guys that is always helpful... always ready to do whatever is needed!” According to a press release, Clemente has dedicated 25 years to the agriculture industry and in his own words, says that he “Love(s) coming to work each day and love(s) working at Church Brothers.”
On Friday, July 8th, one of the company’s crew was surprised with breakfast in the field. Another crew was surprised on Tuesday, July 12, with summer goodie bags waiting for them at the end of the day on the seats of their transportation out of the field. The bags contained beach towels, sunscreen, and sunscreen lip balm.
As most growers in harvesting season start their day before dawn, and does not end until sunset for some, the Labor of Love programs aims to support the hard work and commitment of agricultural farmworkers. The program’s goal is thank workers for their service to the industry, which results in year-round vegetables, with acts of kindess.
The Labor of Love program is ran by the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association, and will continue throughout the Salinas Valley throughout the summer. Crews receiving support from the program will receive an assortment of kind acts, with different employees and companies being highlighted.
Follow Labor of Love on Facebook or the program’s website to learn more about the program and see which crews and teams will be featured next.